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Inside the May 2014 issue...
Secrets of Superstar Contracting Professionals
The contracting profession is staring down a demographic cliff. Much of the experienced acquisition workforce will soon retire. To fill this leadership void, the next generation must stand and deliver. This article explores the attributes, motivations, and talents of superior contracting professionals.
By: Christoph Mlinarchik
Reforming the False Claims Act for the 21st Century
As now constituted, the FCA fails to realize its potential to stop fraud before it happens and punishes companies even if they are trying to do the right thing, but relatively modest adjustments could strengthen its anti-fraud incentives while promoting more effective compliance.
By: David W. Ogden and Jonathan G. Cedarbaum
Our Chat with Stuart Hazlett
NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti recently interviewed Stuart Hazlett, director of contracting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss his organization and what it takes to succeed in the contracting field.
By: Ryan Burke
Understanding the Balancing Act: How We Can Invest in the Acquisition Workforce to Drive Transformational Change
A better understanding of how industry does business will greatly help industry/government communication, thereby strengthening each government agency's ability to accomplish its mission.
By: Jose Arrieta and Nick Nayak
Casting a New Net: In This New Information Age, Is There a Future for the Competition in Contracting Act?
Do existing competition regulations obstruct the U.S. federal government's access to novel technologies and conversely obstruct technology innovators' access to the government marketplace?
By: Vincent M. Krivda and Mark Bogart
Barriers to Small Business Participation in Federal Overseas Contracts and Subcontracts
A qualitative, phenomenological study focused on the lack of representation of small businesses on federal overseas contracts.
By: Diane R. Bublak
How to Create a Positive Work Culture
By: Bill Simms Jr.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How Congress Affects the Small Business Program
By: Philip G. Bail Jr.
Legislation and Regulations
By: Michael R. Rizzo
Risk Remains for GSA Schedule Contracts
By: Jack Horan